Séan F. Durcan
Seán Durcan began his career with Michael Powell Solicitors in 1975 and has been a Partner of the firm for the last twenty years. He was a member of the Council of the Law Society of Ireland for a number of years where he sat mainly on the Compensation Fund Committee and was Chairman of one section of the Registrars Committee. He has been a member of the Southern Law Committee for twenty years where he was President and has been Treasurer for the last fifteen years. He was also instrumental in the setting up of the Cork Solicitors Helpline.


He has extensive litigation experience both for Plaintiffs and Defendants in all courts for personal injury, commercial and landlord and tenant matters. He has an extensive network of both Junior and Senior Council in Cork and in Dublin.


He has been the sole legal advisor for a period of twenty years to a public education body who have over twenty Post Primary Schools. He has in that capacity dealt with varying cases in all courts including Judicial Review cases, Employers Liability cases, the Equality Tribunal and the Labour Court. He also has an unrivalled success rate in defending public liability and personal injury cases for this client. 


Sean is one of the most experienced Solicitors with regard to the District Court in Cork, dealing with weekly applications, licensing and debt collection matters.


He was the Solicitor that won a ground breaking case in the Supreme Court on the 18th of June 1998 which decided the difference between a Lease and a Licence. He is presently acting on behalf of 84 plaintiffs in the High Court who claim they were wrongly advised by a Financial Institution.


Further to the above, Sean acts for one of the city’s leading Credit Unions in a range of legal matters but more particularly, their Debt Collection & Enforcement and any employment queries they might encounter.


Sean also runs our Agency Department within the office with the last 20 years. This is where Solicitors nationwide contact Sean to deal with matters where they themselves are not in a position to attend. These agency matters include applications in all Courts and Tribunals in Cork.


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Practice Area(s):   Dispute Resolution, General Litigation, Personal Injury (Litigant & Defence), Licensing, Debt Collection, Public Liability, Agency, Employers Liability, Judicial Review, Commercial Litigation, Landlord & Tenant Disputes



We are strategically located in Cork's Central Business District opposite City Hall and adjacent to the Clarion Hotel.  There is on street disc parking or the Clarion Hotel Car Park.

  Our Address: 
5 Lapps Quay
Cork DX 2104
        Hours of Operation:
Mon. to Fri. 9am to 5.30pm
Tel: 021 4270451 Fax 021 4270454